In the very first century of the Christian era Christianity reached India due to St. Thomas. From the 5th century Indian Church fostered contact with the Church of the East.. In the 16 century due to the Portuguese. Latin rite is introduced in India. Passing through various phases the Indian Christianity today remains a complex one with different rites, different Churches and different regional differences. The complex nature of India with different cultures, languages, religions and other socio-political and economic factors gives Indian Christianity a very different history. The scope of this course is to know how Christianity stood the tide of time in India and what is its role in shaping India in the third millennium.
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